On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, an elementary girls’ school in Rasoulabad Baghdanieh village fell victim to yet another chemical attack. The horrifying incident resulted in several schoolgirls being poisoned by toxic gases. Ambulances transported some of the affected students to nearby medical centers.
Rasoulabad Baghdanieh village is situated in Iranshahr County, within the southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan province. Following the chemical attack, military forces cordoned off the school, preventing parents and local residents from approaching the affected area.
Regrettably, this is not an isolated occurrence. On Sunday, October 29, sixty-seven schoolgirls at Zanjan’s Kowsar High School of Art also had to be hospitalized due to poisoning.
Girls’ schools and high schools across Iran fell prey to chemical attacks from December 2022 through April 2023. Shockingly, over 700 schools in more than 160 cities across Iran have been affected. Various Health Ministry officials, Members of Parliament (MPs), and regime authorities estimated the number of affected students to be between 5,000 and 13,000 in February and early March, with at least five children losing their lives in these horrific attacks.
The clerical regime failed to take any significant measures to halt these organized attacks nationwide, leaving the lives and well-being of students in jeopardy.